Sclerenchyma meaning

sklə-rĕngkə-mə
A supportive plant tissue that consists of thick-walled, usually lignified cells. Sclerenchyma cells are either fibers or sclereids.
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(zoology) The hard calcareous deposit in the tissues of Anthozoa, constituing the stony corals.
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Plant tissue of uniformly thick-walled, dead cells, as in a stem, the shell of a nut, etc.
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A supportive tissue of vascular plants, consisting of thick-walled, usually lignified cells. Sclerenchyma cells normally die upon reaching maturity but continue to fulfill their structural purpose in the plant. There are two types of sclerenchyma cells: fiber cells and sclereids.
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(botany) A mechanical, supportive ground tissue in plants consisting of aggregates of cells having thick, often mineralized walls.
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Origin of sclerenchyma

  • Ancient Greek σκληρός (sklÄ“ros, “hard") + -enchyma

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